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FRIDAY, APRIL 24 

CLASSWORK:

  • Be sure to bring your work on Sonnet 130.

  • Media Center for research projects. Go HERE for projects and assignments.

HOMEWORK: 

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 23 

CLASSWORK:

PARTY WITH THE BARD! Happy 445th, William!

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 

CLASSWORK:

  • SURVEYS! All the themes in Romeo and Juliet revealed!
  • SONNETS!
    • We can define SONNETS!
    • We understand iambic pentameter!
    • We know what quatrains and couplets are!
    • We can scan poetry!
    • We know that THE BARD* wrote 154 sonnets!
      • *bard [Ir. and ScG bard; W bardd; Bret. barzh; cf. L bardus; Gk. bārdos]. The current standard English definition of this Celtic word, denoting a poet of exalted status, i.e. the voice of a nation or people, dates from Thomas Gray's use of it in his poem ‘The Bard’ (1757).
    • We understand Sonnet 18!

HOMEWORK:

Put your new-found knowledge to use. Work on Sonnet 130: 

  • Scan it.
  • Write the rhyme scheme beside the lines.
  • Decipher the meaning. What is the metaphor? How is it developed?
  • Prepare yourself for tomorrow. You are invited to WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S 445th Birthday Party!

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 21

CLASSWORK:

  • Shakespeare bio-film and notes

  • What in the world is IAMBIC? (Or, what do Shakespeare and Dr. Seuss have in common?)

    • i AM a PI-rate WITH a WOOD-en LEG!]

    • are YOU? ARRRG!

HOMEWORK:

  • Work with iambic pentameter on your Study Guide, page 6 (questions 1-6).
    • Look at the sonnets in the Study Guide to answer these questions. 
    • Can you mark the unaccented and accented syllables on your personal quote?
  • Bring the first two surveys to class (the "white" one is due Friday)
  • Who can make a birthday card for Shakespeare on the wiki??? Anybody want to bring a cake?
  • SEX-CROSSED LOVERS? Go here...if you dare! After you visit this site, make a comment, below!

 

MONDAY, APRIL 20 

CLASSWORK:

  • ENDER'S GAME tests returned. Congratulations on a good job!

  • INTRO to THE BARD: SHAKESPEARE HIMSELF!

    • Anticipation guide for you to fill out

    • Parent survey

    • Survey of students and adults

HOMEWORK:

CLASSWORK:

 

  • SURVEYS! Now we know...

  • SONNETS!

    • We can definitely define a sonnet, right?

    • We understand iambic pentameter.

    • We are experts when spotting quatrains and couplets.

    • We know the Bard wrote 154 sonnets and we understand the difference between the first 126 and 127-152.

HOMEWORK:

  • Work on Sonnet 130 and have fun with it. So bitter...or is it?
    • Scan it (u or /)
    • Rhyme scheme (abab, etc.)

 

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